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FPSC Classic Product Chat / Vishnu Packer Official Thread

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s4real
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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 01:10 Edited at: 18th Mar 2014 20:45
Vishnu Packer Thread

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 01:17
Wow, thanks!

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 01:18
Glad to see Vishnu is still given attention. Gunna love it as always.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 01:22
Thanks for the comments.

I hope you like the new format I used for vishnu fpsc packer.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 03:58
@ s4real

Nice new interface and format. Simple and easy to use. Cathy and I are sorry for you having to "dust off" your project. We tried out this version and it ran perfectly. Tested the game and really liked the idea of being able to remap the keys from the GUI and have them change for the game itself.

We would like to ask permission to post this on FPS-Media.

Cheers

Mike
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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 04:03
Very useful, thanks for releasing this!

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 04:48
While I'm not a fan of the looks, I realize it's the free version so no complaint there. The program is easy to use, and works well for both developer and end user. The keyboard utility says that the changes are made in real time, but the display of key assignments on the left does not reflect the changes, leaving you wondering if it's actually working.

A pleasant surprise was the compression. I tested it with FPSC X10 - simple.exe. After building this small level normally, the folder size was 250MB. After packing with Vishnu, the size is now 90MB. I can imagine the savings on a full sized level!

Thanks for the packer s4!

Brian.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 11:05
Awesome to see the release, s4!

If I ever geta round to actually building games, I'll be sure to use this.


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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 13:21
Sweet! I can use this for my upcoming demo!

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 14:19
Thanks! This will be really useful for my games.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 16:07
@BlackFox : Yes you more than welcome to add it to your site.

@xplosys : Thanks for yur review, will look into changing the look of it for future updates,if you have any ideas what you would like it to look like please let me know.

Thanks everyone else for the comments.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 16:22
Awesome,need to use this for my game.I hope you also got rid of the need to close MSN cause its annoying.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 16:29
@ djmaster : I will work on that for the next version.

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Posted: 26th Oct 2009 17:30
i need to use it for my game!


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Posted: 27th Oct 2009 03:38
Quote: "will look into changing the look of it for future updates,if you have any ideas what you would like it to look like please let me know."


s4,

The developer interface looks great and much more professional than the end user interface. The border is missing or doesn't go all the way around the form. I would rather see a full form with title bar, especially if we can title it ourselves. It looks like you have buttons on top of buttons, and there is a hidden item or label covering part of the progress bar frame. Lift the video settings and progress bar frame so it's even with the bottom of the text window The layout is fine and easy to use, but I would just clean it up a bit.

I can be a real pain in the butt, no?

I normally wouldn't be so picky, but I think it's a great little utility.

Brian.

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Posted: 27th Oct 2009 04:58
I agree, but it is free, so I aint complainin'!

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Posted: 27th Oct 2009 20:50
You are one of the most generous and helpful developers on these forums, I want to have your babies
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Posted: 27th Oct 2009 21:26
Nice 1 s4real

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Posted: 27th Oct 2009 21:47 Edited at: 27th Oct 2009 21:48
@xplosys Thanks for your report I look into making it more pro looking.




Im looking for ideas for the interface of vishnu for the player please put up screenshots what sort of menu deal you like.

Any help will help this product become better.

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 01:26
Very useful and looks good , Thanks dude

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 01:46
Thanks for the comment.

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 04:25 Edited at: 29th Oct 2009 16:44
@ s4real,

Not sure if this works, but here is an idea for the user interface in the beginning. This interface allows the user to select their directory where the game is for packaging, select their image, and select their video BEFORE you click on Package Game button. Just gives a rough idea hopefully.



This way it allows everything to be chosen first and then the game is packaged, rather than having to entering the name, package the game, and then the pop-up box coming up to select the image and video. In a nutshell, it takes your process and puts it up front first, then package second.

Cheers

Mike

Edit: Fixed the interface example- replaced Video with Sound.
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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 04:46
I really really like that design Blackfox.
Hopefully He will change it to something similar.
Also, could you add support for more monitor sizes?
For example mine is 1366x768

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 04:56
I was already discussing the resolution settings with s4real. I too suggested it may be good to have other resolutions as most of us don't use the standard 1024x768. The interface I was showing here is the beginning phase of the application. Trying to keep it simple for him

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 18:35
Thanks Blackfox for the idea on what you like the app to look like.

I will be adding more resolutions as the standard 1024x768 don't seem to be used much these days.

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Posted: 28th Oct 2009 18:57
No problem.

Since I am familiar now with what you are using for your coding application, it may also be a good idea to insert ToolTips on the buttons. This is handy for those that are not too sure what the button is for. They move the mouse over and have a description appear. Good if you don't want to "clutter" your GUI with a bunch of descriptions.

Looking forward to seeing the new interface.

Cheers

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Posted: 29th Oct 2009 20:36
Thanks blackfx for another good idea, I will add tootips into the next release.

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Posted: 31st Oct 2009 00:57
I just downloaded Vishnu. This thing is freaking awesome. It's probably the best program around here. THANKS A LOT!!!!

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Posted: 1st Nov 2009 01:12
Great update to and already great program S4, and the price is unbeatable

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Posted: 2nd Nov 2009 23:03 Edited at: 2nd Nov 2009 23:05
Thanks for the comments everyone.

*UPDATE*

Vishnu Fpsc packer v2 is now released.

Done a new interface for both the user and end user to give the project a more pro feel.

I've started from scratch for this release so video setting and keyboard mapping have been taken out.

Big thanks to Blackfox for the manual.

Hope you all enjoy

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Posted: 2nd Nov 2009 23:18
Great, I'm DL'ing it now.

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Posted: 2nd Nov 2009 23:21
Nice work s4real. Enjoy this application. Happy to help out in any way we can.

Cheers

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Posted: 3rd Nov 2009 00:47
Vishnu iPacker FTW!

Love the new cellphone/iPhone/Pod interface, very classy ^_^

I only use this for fun and have no interest in making commercial games ^_^
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Posted: 3rd Nov 2009 21:45
Thaanks for the comments.

Does any want the video settings put back into the project ?

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Posted: 3rd Nov 2009 21:49 Edited at: 3rd Nov 2009 21:49
Not for us. We like it just the way it is.

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Thanks for the reply Blackfox.

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General Jackson
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What did the video setting do? Was that so there could be a video at the start? if so, I want it!

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s4real,

Slick and easy interface. Thanks for the upgrade. In case anyone wonders, it works well with both FPSC X9 and X10, and in XP, Vista or W7.

For me, the video setting are a toss up. I'm happy either way.

Brian.

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Thanks for the comments xplosys and glad you liked the new interface.

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Posted: 4th Nov 2009 00:55
Neat little app s4. I've noticed when selecting the dialog box for your game to pack it starts right at the desktop, perhaps starting it right in the 'MyGames' folder of FPSC as that's where most games will be built. just saves having to go through numerous folders to get there.

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Just tried it (on Windows 7) and it worked beautifully! May I offer some suggestions?

1/. The loading picture is restricted to a certain size (larger pics are resized). Might be worth mentioning the size in the manual so people can make sure it all fits correctly when creating one.

2/. Perhaps have the 'Launch' button disabled until unpacked?

3/. After it's finished unpacking, may be a line saying "You game is now unpacked and ready to launch" where the unpack bar was?

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Posted: 4th Nov 2009 17:44 Edited at: 4th Nov 2009 17:53
Thanks for the review nickydude.

Yes the image is resized to fit the box I will include more info in the manual the best size to use.

The launch buttons are disabled untill it unpacks the game,you can click them but they will do nothing.

I will look at adding a line so it says its unpacked and ready to launch.

Many thanks for the feedback

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Posted: 12th Nov 2009 22:01 Edited at: 12th Nov 2009 22:03
UPDATE

Version 3 is released today with some fixes and more protection for your games.

Also added suggestions from Nickydude as well many thanks.

Find it on the first post.

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Cool, I'll check this out when i have the chance, thanks S4.

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Posted: 13th Nov 2009 00:57
This one isn't working for me. It just keeps going, and going, and going (energizer bunny) but never completes. Then if I press the pack button again, it completes but there are missing files in the game folder.

I'm packing the Simple level just as I did with the previous version.

Brian.

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I ran on both Vista and XP, no issues at all.

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Posted: 13th Nov 2009 01:43
@xplosys Strange as the packing side not been changed at all from the last one. Whats your computer specs and how much hard drive space do you have left please?.

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Posted: 13th Nov 2009 02:17 Edited at: 13th Nov 2009 02:45
Nevermind.... my bad.

It works fine. Sorry s4.

No, I'm not gonna tell you what I did!

Brian.

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Another one of those "moments" we older generation have, eh Brian? lol I like to wave at them as they pass by.

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Hi Mike. You mean those moments when we remember things, right?

Brian.

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